Monthly Archives: August 2009

Instead of Faith on Earth

So to recap the last two weeks.

I moved from West Seattle, Washington to Lexington, Kentucky. There are a few immediate differences that I dont feel I need to talk about in detail but are fun to mention: There are alot of “Horse” people here. It is after all the Horse Capital of the World. Or something similar to that. This is a college town, so everyone loves to wear the color blue. Which I don’t mind…It is alot more friendly than Dark Red or Orange ( OU/OSU ). There are alot of one way streets downtown, which is fine and all, oh wait its annoying but whatever, Ill figure it out. It actually rains here, and storms. Hello, real rain, I missed you and your friend lightening. Something about the drizzle of the Puget Sound that I miss but none the less hearing the sound of a storm makes me feel at home. Least here I don’t have to crawl in a storm shelter.

I drove the Penske Truck for a total of 6 days which basically left me very much in need of some rest. I have re-couped minus the small throat-cold symptoms creeping up on me. Terri has pneumonia, the flu and an ear-infection. BRUTAL. Me and Jon are trying our best to not get sick or to get sick more than we are starting to feel meanwhile Terri is beginning to piece herself back together. Back to the Penske truck. It was returned with no problems at all, and driving my car around today was the most surreal experience. I didnt have to look back as much, and to complete a turn was the easiest thing ever. Oh the joys of driving a normal mid-size car.

I think I should mention how awesome Jon and Terri have been. They have made me feel so very much at home. They have insisted I feel at home and Terri has been getting to know me as her new roomie. Me and Jon played music tonight a few songs that he had worked out on his own and some jamming around. It was very nice to know that we still click musically. Its very liberating to feel at ease with someone musically and we both are probably looking forward to making music again. Its been almost 10 years since we’ve played together with me behind a set.   He has also been very positive about me getting into the architecture program and insists that he will be including me in alot of things that he has going on. I am looking forward to this and hope that I can hold up my end of this all. It has meant alot  to me to see and feel the support of these two and know that they have faith in my abilities enough to house me in this odd juncture in my life.

Having surrounded myself with my books and the comfort of good friends I am regaining a little confidence I felt I had lost or something. Its a hard emotion to explain or detail out in blog format but none the less I am feeling like things will be okay and I am really feeling grateful that Chris now has a job in OKC for a reputable firm and Lindsay is back in school heading towards her Masters. This very deep part of my being is starting to feel better that we are all able to move forward without much struggle. Me and Terri were talking about Seattle and how me and Chris felt like Seattle was spitting us back out. She replied: “It just wasnt meant to happen that way, I guess.” And I felt very calm about the fact that we are now alot safer from the issues that were bothering us. Nothing turns out the way we planned. Best to abandon this O.C.D. like worry I have plagued myself with.

I need to apologize for not taking the time out to call people and let them know that I am well or even include them in little day to day conversation. ( Mom/Dad/Sis/Chris/Lindsay/Etc ) I have been trying to regroup mentally and physically and that has caused me to lack the foresight to think of how others are feeling. So I’m sorry if my communication is a little delayed. Also due to the fact that I am using Jon, or Terris computer for the time being my online communication is also delayed.

I should also extend a Thank you to my family for helping fund our little retreat. I would like to thank Stephen Gilbert for that mad stash of cds for the ro-AD.
( Yes to Fred Thomas, that man is genious, and Mr Bazaan=badass)
I should thank Lindsay for being patient with all the changes and for helping navigate despite her being bored off her ass for most of our driving days. I want to tell Chris thank you for being the faithful lone ranger, distraught by the awful yellow truck in front of him for 4 days straight, he was a great help while driving through major areas. Julianne thank you for letting me borrow the Schultz book. I can’t wait to start reading it. Jon and Terri, Many thanks for opening up your home and lives in good faith that I would be good company. I’m sure there are alot more thank you’s due but for sake of monotony and cutting this blog entry down some we will leave it at that.

Here is to having faith in the unknown.

Currents:

Blind Pilot ( We’ll get it Jon. fo sho )
Jon and Terri burned me a cd in a very folky bluegrass feel as a welcome gift.
( Awesome!)
Fred Thomas
David Bazaan

Enjoying sleep in my bed. Not a hotel bed.
Loving the smell of rain on concrete.
Getting to know Luna ( Jon and Terri’s Dog)
Glad Jon let me come over and check out the Miller House.
Trying to figure out if Kentucky is North or South.
Missing Lindsay and Chris and Julianne.

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Curse your branches

I am alive. It was a long week or so and I have survived it.

More updates later.

m.

See These Bones

So. I’m writing this hopefully before my computer crashes again.

I have become infested with viruses. The fact that I ride the intanet unprotected whilst trying to keep up with my wading through muck to find little gems for my ears, is most likely the reason.

Those who have benefitted from my musical prowess, I will be in hiatus for quite a while. My computer is about 7-8 years old. In computer years that is like 97. and the symptoms are the equivalent to Alzheimer’s. I am pretty sure I need a new machine. but I cannot afford one.  not at all.

So yeah. awesome. Clint…doesnt this always happen before I move?

And regarding moving. The schedule is as follows:

Sunday-Finish Packing
Monday-Get the truck. Pack the Truck. Attach Car.
Tuesday-Drive to Boise,ID.
Wednesday-Drive to Moab, UT.
Thursday-Drive to Albequerque, meet up with Clint. Drive to Tucumcari.
Friday-Drive to Altus. (grrr. Twice in a year is too much.)
Saturday-Hang out with family.
Sunday-Drive to Springfield. (Alone.wahoo.okay not so much )
Monday-Drive to Lexington.
Tuesday-Unpack truck.
Wednesday-Return truck.

And then I possibly start work at a Lexington Target store the 24th. Pending what they decide to give me. So maybe possibly between Wednesday and Sunday I will be able to wipe my brain completely of this ordeal and begin anew.  I don’t think I have a cd player in this truck but if anyone along the way wants to provide me with some mixes or new music so I can listen when I get to Kentucky, please do.

I’ve got a while to go.